Precision radiotherapy for small animal research

Mohammad Matinfar, Iulian Iordachita, Eric Ford, John Wong, Peter Kazanzides

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

13 Scopus citations


Preclinical research using well characterized small animal models has provided tremendous benefits to medical research, enabling low cost, large scale trials with high statistical significance of observed effects. The goal of the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP) is to make those models available for the development and evaluation of novel radiation therapies. SARRP demonstrates the capabilities of delivering high resolution, sub-millimeter, optimally planned conformal radiation with on-board cone-beam CT (CBCT) guidance. The system requires accurate calibration of the x-ray beam for both imaging and radiation treatment. In this paper, we present a novel technique using an x-ray camera for calibration of the treatment beam. This technique does not require precise positioning or calibration of the x-ray camera.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2008 - 11th International Conference, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)3540859896, 9783540859895
StatePublished - 2008
Event11th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2008 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Sep 6 2008Sep 10 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume5242 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other11th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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